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 (tē′ə-kăl′ē, tĕ′ō-kä′lē)
n. pl. te·o·cal·lis
1. A temple of ancient Mexico, usually built on a pyramidal mound.
2. The mound on which such a temple was built.

[Nahuatl : teōtl, god + calli, house.]
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n, pl -lis
(Historical Terms) any of various truncated pyramids built by the Aztecs as bases for their temples
[C17: from Nahuatl, from teotl god + calli house]
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(ˌti əˈkæl i, ˌteɪ əˈkɑ li, -ˈkɑ yi)

a ceremonial structure of the Aztecs, consisting of a truncated pyramid supporting a temple.
[1605–15; < Nahuatl, =teō(tl) god + calli house]
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The one bloc that attracted the highest participation comprises three fields: Amoca, Mizton, and Teocalli, spanning 67 sq km.
At the exhibition's centre, visitors were confronted by a large reproduction of the Huey Teocalli temple.